Washington Tobacco Sales Taxes 2019 Washington: Tobacco Excise Taxes

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Washington Cigarette and Tobacco Excise Taxes

Total Washington Cigarette Taxes Average Cost Per Pack Ranking (Highest to Lowest)
$3.03 / pack $8.05 / pack 8th / 51

In addition to (or instead of) traditional sales taxes, cigarettes and other tobacco products are subject to excise taxes on both the Washington and Federal levels. Excise taxes on tobacco are implemented by every state, as are excises on alcohol and motor fuels like gasoline.


Washington Tobacco Sales Taxes 2019 Current Washington Tobacco Excise Tax Rates

At $3.03 / pack, Washington has some of the highest state taxes on cigarettes in the United States

The primary excise taxes on tobacco in Washington are on cigarettes, though many states also have taxes on other tobacco products like cigars, snuff, or e-cigarettes. The tax on cigarettes is $3.025 per pack of 20 cigarettes.


Washington cigarette sales tax rate

Washington Cigarette Tax - $3.03 / pack

In Washington, cigarettes are subject to a state excise tax of $3.03 per pack of 20. Cigarettes are also subject to Washington sales tax of approximately $0.49 per pack, which adds up to a total tax per pack of $3.52.

The average cost of a pack of cigarettes in Washington is $8.05, which is the 8th highest in the United States.


Washington Other Tobacco Products sales tax rate

Washington Other Tobacco Products Tax - 95% / Wholesale Price

In Washington, other tobacco products are subject to a state excise tax of 95% / wholesale price as well as federal excise taxes (listed below).

Little cigars are taxed as cigarettes. The tax on Snuff per ounce is $2.105


Washington legal marijuana / pot sales tax rate

Washington Recreational Marijuana Tax - 37% / Retail Price

Recreational marijuana is legal in Washington, and is subject to state taxes. There are no federal excise taxes collected on marijuana, since it is still seen as illegal under Federal laws.

Currently, recreational marijuana is subject to a Washington tax of 37% / retail price.

The excise tax on legal marijuana/pot is 37 percent on retail sales.


Payment of Washington Tobacco Excise Taxes

Payments of tobacco excise taxes are made by vendors, not by consumers, though the taxes will be passed on in the tobacco's retail price. Sales reports and payments of cigarettes and other tobacco products are due on the 15th day of each month.


Federal Tobacco Sales Taxes 2019 Federal Tobacco Excise Taxes

The price of all tobacco products sold in Washington also includes Federal Tobacco excise taxes, which are collected from the manufacturer by the Tobacco and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and generally passed on to the consumer in the product's price. Federal excise tax rates on tobacco products are as follows:

Cigars and Cigarettes

Small Cigarettes $50.33 per 1,000 cigarettes, or $1.01 per pack of 20
Large Cigarettes $105.69 per 1,000 cigarettes, or $2.11 per pack of 20
Small Cigars $50.33 per 1,000 cigars, or $1.01 per pack of 20
Large Cigars 52.75% of sales price but not to exceed $402.60 per 1,000 cigars, or $0.4026 maximum each

Other Tobacco Products

Pipe Tobacco $2.8311 per pound, or $0.1769 per one-ounce tin
Chewing Tobacco $0.5033 per pound, or $0.0315 per one-ounce tin
Snuff $1.51 per pound, or $0.0944 per one-ounce tin
Roll-your-own Tobacco $24.78 per pound, or $1.5488 per one-ounce tin

There are also federal excise taxes on cigarette rolling paper and cigarette tubes.



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